Life and writing – beautiful metaphors.
I wholeheartedly enjoy the ability to write and create my own materials in any situation I find myself in. Sure, I can write for the other guy, but when it’s just for my own pleasure, I like to give myself the opportunity to research and design materials based on my own creative needs, my own passions.
The same holds true for those of us who present to live audiences.
The same holds true for those of us who present in person, to live audiences; like teachers, lecturers, and public personalities, etc. It doesn’t matter which field you may be presenting on – all that really matters is that you enjoy what it is you are doing. You use life as your platform for new ideas and concepts. A platform that others may not be able to achieve.
I have witnessed what technology has done in the lives of those around me, and it has motivated me to want to continue to advance my own training skills using that same technology to help others learn how to reach their goals, and embrace life. Learning is not all about self-indulgence. In fact, learning is more about giving of yourself, and the ability to use your skills in an effective manner to help others reach their true potential.
Sure, learning is a philosophical journey – one that trains our minds to think in a more rational, clear, and meaningful way. It also teaches us to dream.
The ability to use your skills in an effective manner to help others reach their true potential
Regardless of what field we find ourselves in, we are all lifelong learners. We should embrace that – and learn as much as we can, as long as we can- in as many fields as we would like to explore.
I may never be a nuclear physicist or even a good cook, but I might read a book about it, or attend training or a lecture. I’m given that opportunity to learn because someone else took the time to write about what life has shown them. The experience I gain from their thoughts and passions provides me with the ability to be able to hold a decent conversation with someone like themselves. Knowing what questions to ask is important too.
The caveat for me in training others is that “I am an explorer”. I embrace the idea that life, designing, and training are beautiful metaphors that need discovery. You need to go out there and conquer your fears of that job, that relationship, that test, or even your presence on LinkedIn – whatever cranks your boat. Take an online class, attend a lecture, invite a public speaker to your business or educational facility.
Are you an explorer? “Join me – we’ll explore together”
Life and writing are beautiful metaphors that shape our perspective and teaches us new concepts. The real beauty comes when you take that life-changing experience and write about it – thus teaching others about the journey.